Last year I was honored to be shortlisted in the Unpublished category for the 2011 Chesley Award for my painting, "The Sacrifice." The shortlist gets nominated down to the 5 finalists, of which one wins. The Sacrifice didn't make it that far, but it was great to be mentioned in the same breath as Chesley all the same.
While at Spectrum Live last week, I was approached by an ASFA member and told that I was shortlisted this year, too, for my painting "Embryonic," in the magazine category, appearing on the cover of Lightspeed Magazine June 2011. Naturally, I was thrilled to hear this.
Members of ASFA are allowed to nominate 5 artworks in each category, and from those results the 5 finalists are presented for final voting. They may also write in works not shortlisted as suggestions. The deadline for nominating is May 28th, so if you're a member and haven't voted, please do so. And if you'd like to join the Association of Science-Fiction and Fantasy Artists, you can do so online. You don't have to be an artist to join, as there are many supporting members as well who get memberships.
The full gallery for the magazine category can be found here. If you're a member or choose to become one, I would be honored to have your support.
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